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RATINGS: 1735   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Complex, roasty aroma with a bittersweet, chocolate-coffee taste and a bold hop presence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 21, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2004 Rich brown, lasting head, good lace. Fresh roasty aromas, coffee and bitter chocolate. Lots of espresso flavor, a slight fruity, vinuous complexity. Balanced finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
winterlager (101) - Orchard Park, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2003
A deep rich brown color with a wonderful roasted aroma. Perfect coffee and chocolate taste, nice bittersweet aftertaste. This is another great beer from this brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmhst30 (10) - Prospect Park, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2003
They recently reformulated this beer and it lost some of it's quality. Used to be a 20/20. I remember this beer being roasty, chocolate, and damn good. The head was a deep rich brown and the aroma was satisfying. Very well done beer. Still is a very good beer but the last time I had it it was noticeably toned down.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - JUL 7, 2003
i bought this as a joke for my father, since he was on radio watch while in the coast guard, stationed at group muskegon, mi, when the edmund fitz went down... but wow... this porter was wonderful, sweet, rich, and bold. great porter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6394) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 22, 2003
Dark brown hue, small head and some lacing. Medium to full-bodied. Coffee, nutty, semi-sweet chocolate, vinous aroma. Slighty fruity and roasty taste, smokey dry finish, good balance. Syrupy and soft mouthfeel. Well done brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nuffield (3771) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2003
I think I want to try this again under more ideal conditions. It was the third session of an all-day beer festival. I, too, could have been in better condition. Still, my eyes were not shot when I judged it pulling up somewhat short of really deep dark color. It had a rich malty finish, but seemed slightly weaker up front--I have compensated here for my weakened taste buds. Slightly watery, but this isn't a stout. (on tap, Pennsylvania Microbrewers Fest 2003)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (5034) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAY 18, 2003
This brew poured a medium sized head of medium sized light brown bubbles with a semi-opaque brown body. It has a mild malt aroma with the coffee flavor of a stout. It was smooth yet had a bit too much coffee for a porter. This would be better classified as a stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nightoneobob (37) - USA - MAY 13, 2003
Foamy tan head. Not quite as dry as advertised, but somewhat dry. Roasty, coffee like flavor. Enjoyable on tap or bottled.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9996) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2003
Beautiful, sparkling clear crimson hue. Medium-sized, fizzy light brown head. Only a thin ring remains around the top of the beer after a few minutes. No lacing. The aroma is of dark chocolate, coffee, chocolate covered cherries, chickory, floral hops and ash. The flavor is malty, roasty and sweet up front with notes of maple syrup. Lightly bitter, sweet and grassy with warm alcohol on the backside. The sweet, malty flavor is not cloying or overdone. Full-bodied with a syrupy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Lengthy, bitter-sweet, dry finish with earth and grass at the wee end. Excellent beer! Pulls up just short of World Class!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 29, 2003
Pours with a dark brown body topped by a light brown medium thick head with lots of lace. Bitter sweet malt aroma with a roasted/smokey coffee background. Bitter slightly sweet smokey flavor with cofee notes and a smokey finish. Full bodied, smooth and slightly dry.

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